Have you ever had a time in your life when all things seemed to be in accord with one another? Have you ever experienced a segment of your life that could only be described as though it were a beautiful symphony being played to the benefit of yourself and as a direct result, was a benefit to all those you came in contact with? I believe that most of us have experienced this at some point in our lives. It is a moment that you enjoy as one would a sumptuous meal, relishing the taste of each wonderful course as it is presented to you and drinking in deeply and slowly the fine wine that accompanies such a feast. At those junctures in our lives, we are aware that we have within us the capability and power to accomplish any task set before us. It is at these times, we are in harmony with the life that Life has for us. We experiencing living life through our higher self, through a higher level of consciousness. It is in those times that we are living Life as it was meant to be lived.
Now some may say that this line of thinking is a little too “cosmic” or spiritualistic and that life is actually based on rational and logic alone. And if this is what you choose to believe, that is of your choosing. But just for the sake of discussion, let us take a look at the times in our lives when harmonic balance is not present. Those periods are times when things are not working in accord with one another. Quite to the contrary, things are disjointed, fragmented and actually seem to be making a conscious effort to work against each other which only serves to raise our frustration level and disrupt what little peace we have left within ourselves. You have experienced this, haven’t you? Those times when you find that despite your best efforts, the phrase “I just can’t seem to catch a break!” along with some other poorly chosen words spew forth from your ungrateful lips. Instead of a gourmet meal, it seems you’ve been handed a sack of some fast-food fare from the bottom of the proverbial food chain along with a watered-down Coke.
What point am I making here? It is quite simply this……Examine your feelings and even more importantly, your thought patterns during each interlude. During that harmonious period in your life, what were your thoughts like? And what were the adverse situations that were going on just outside that wonderful “harmonic bubble” you were encased in, seeming to insulate you from the slings and arrows of Life? Because of this you may be sure…..There were still adverse conditions going on. Life is imperfect and adversity will always be waiting not too terribly far from your doorstep. It is the way of it. But you see my friend, it is always our thoughts that will determine the degree of harmony in our lives. Notice I said our thoughts and not our actions here. This is simply because it is our thoughts that determine our actions. And if we do nothing, if we choose not to act in any given situation, we are still taking action, the action of inactivity. But the point remains, when our thoughts come through from a higher level (our higher self), the negative forces that come from what is outside have a lesser effect on us. The “harmonic bubble” I mentioned previously? It is not a bit of cosmic magic, if you will. We create that bubble by way of our thought patterns. Similarly, in those times of disharmony in our lives we fail to create this “harmonic bubble” and are therefore wide open to the adversarial attacks of our surrounding world. And we fail to do so by allowing our thought processes to drop down to the basest of levels. We are created in Spirit and it is in our spirit that our higher self resides. It is however, our option to either learn to access or deny the higher self within, yes? It would seem to be on the side of prudence and wisdom to be properly armed when heading into a potentially adversarial area. At least that is how I see it. And if the weaponry is provided, would it not be foolish to not make use of it?
Now to approach the real point of this piece? Yes, I do tend to ramble a bit at times. I believe it to be genetic, actually. My Dad is a rambler as well so the burden will rest upon his shoulders. Besides, in that way it lets me off the hook! Anyway, this piece is about having harmony in one’s life and how important it is to be in harmony with the life that Life has for each one of us. And as in all aspects of creation, our Creator has done nothing in an offhand manner. There is a rhyme and reason to all things. Achieving consistent harmonic balance in our lives is no different. It just takes some work and yes, even some change to develop a strong harmonic bubble in our lives. I mean, those moments of harmony with Life are moments we would like more of, correct? Okay, we have an accord then, yes?
First of all, we must change the cycling of our thoughts. Many refer to this as our thought patterns and that would be accurate. But since the way we tend to think is cyclic, a process which is called repetitive thinking, I feel it more as a cycling of our thoughts. It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who said “We become what we think about all day long.” So, in order to develop the strength of our higher self, we must in a sense, censure what we think. Negative thoughts, self-deprecating thoughts translate directly into behaviors that tear down who we are and thus prevent us from becoming who we were designed to become in this, our World. If you think about it in this manner, it is actually an act of pure selfishness when we choose not to develop our harmonic balance with Life. Our gift that we were given to share with the world cannot be realized if we have not the harmony which is God’s gift of strength to us. Think about it.
Now getting back to the idea of cycling our thoughts. What is a word directly related to cycle or even cyclic? Why, the word is “recycle”, of course! And one of the definitions of the word recycle is “to adapt to a new use; to alter from the original“. And a synonym for the word recycle is the word “reclaim”. Wow! You just have to love that word, don’t you? So in order to enjoy and be in harmony with the life that Life has for us, we must recycle our thoughts. We must reclaim the cycling of our thoughts and by doing so, we alter them from the original and further, we adapt our thoughts to a new use, one which connects us directly to our higher self. And our higher self is in direct communication with our Source, our Creator. And all of this follows a logical progression, systematic steps, everything done by design, not by happenstance.
One last item here, if I may. Is developing our harmonic bubble an easy undertaking? No, it is not. It is simple but not easy. Essentially, what one is doing is replacing the habit of living in disharmony with the life that Life has for you with the habit of living in harmony with what Life has waiting for you if you prevail. So, it really comes down to a choice, as it always does. Do you desire a divine meal which satisfies beyond what words can describe even if that meal does require a degree of effort in its preparation and presentation? Or would you prefer, as so many do, a paper sack of whatever fast-food is available at the moment? When you make this choice, remember this……The old adage of “You are what you eat!” goes much further than just the physical aspects of our lives.
As always, thank you for your kind attention. I trust that what you have read has been of benefit. Blessings upon you and yours.
Authored by William J. Thompson, Jr